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Wild Lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)
Image ID: 2012/pct8Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Other common names: Canada Lettuce
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 2 to 10 ft.
Blooms: July to September
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size: 0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Parts indistinct
Location: Pine Creek Rail Trail
Notes: Leaves may be either deeply lobed or shallowly toothed.
More photos of this flower
- Dwarf Dandelion
Wild lettuce has multiple flowers on a single stem; dwarf dandelion has one flower per stem.
- Prickly Lettuce
True to its name, prickly lettuce has spiny leaves, wild lettuce does not.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!